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Director:  Alfonso Cuarón
Starring:  Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
Genre: Drama
Duration: 135 mins Rated R

Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón’s screenplay was kept hidden from the actors (mostly non-professionals) until the day of shooting as he wanted audiences to feel the chaos of life in Roma, the upscale district of Mexico City where he grew up. At first it seems like the mother, Sofia, is the centre of this upper-middle-class household. But Sofia is clearly distracted by the chronic philandering of her doctor husband, Antonio and the burden of keeping his infidelities hidden from her children. Responsibility for raising the kids falls to the maid, Cleo. She is the beating heart of Roma, as well as the lens through which the filmmaker projects his recollections of the past into a tumultuous present where questions of race, class, violence and besieged humanity continue to reverberate.

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